International Day of Persons with Disabilities


International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on the 3 December. It is a day dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development.

People with disabilities can face many obstacles in their everyday lives such as lack of inclusive provisions in their physical environment, societal attitudes, or discrimination. Evidence shows that when barriers to inclusion are removed, the entire community benefits. 

USW will again be taking part in #purplelightup, a global movement designed to draw attention to the economic empowerment of disabled people. To show our support for the day, we will be lighting up some of our campus buildings. We’d love to see some social media photos of the light up, so please tweet using the hashtags #usw and #purplelightup.

Support for Disabled Students

The Disability Service provides information, advice, and guidance to disabled USW students. This includes students with physical, sensory, mental health or unseen disabilities, specific learning difficulties (e.g., dyslexia) and autism. It is a confidential service where you can discuss your individual requirements. You can get advice on what support is available and help applying for it.

If you have any queries or require any disability related support book an appointment with a Disability Adviser to discuss.

#Disability #unilife